Chapter 1 - Part 1
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The bubble flashed red and made a great fuss as if there was a disaster happening nearby.
Crystals were just crystals, but someone nearby was in trouble.
Lelia saw a red exclamation mark floating in the dark.
Hey, but that’s…
“It’s Kalix’s room?!”
Lelia ran without hesitation, opened the door to Kalix’s room and rushed in.
Fortunately, the door was not locked.
There was no light in the room and it was pitch dark. Lelia followed the red exclamation mark and found Kalix on the ground.
He was covered in a cold sweat, but…
Kalix’s eyes were glistening strangely with the pupil completely gone. Gold, red, purple and silver swirled and shone with a mysterious light. Apart from the strange atmosphere, he blinked both of his eyes with a painful groan.
It seemed the after effect of the injury he received in the battle with the Dragon is seizures.
Lelia didn’t know what to do. All she could do was sit near Kalix and watch his face.
Does she need to call someone? A wizard? A healer?
[What should I do? What should I do?]
Lelia was so scared and confused that she couldn’t think straight. Then something suddenly occurred to her.
She immediately opened the item window and found something and took it out. It was one of the game items; pain relievers and sedatives.
It is one of the basic alchemy medicines like physical strength recovery drugs, but it was more effective. It was safe because it was a medicine that is ingested directly.
Lelia opened the lid of the bottle with her trembling hands and spilled it into Kalix’s mouth.
Kalix gagged on the medicine, and pressed his eyes tightly shut.
Lelia broke down in tears because she felt sorry for him.
She knew there would be after effects from the fight, but she didn’t expect her precious friend to suffer so much.
[Have you been in pain all alone in such an empty place?]
Kalix has always been strong since he was a child, and was always reluctant to show his weaknesses.
Lelia continued to weep pitifully for Kalix.
Then gradually Kalix’s pupils began to return to normal.
The illusions that haunted him faded away.
The nightmare in front of him was bodies piled on top of each other, so high that he had to climb over them. The sticky blood of the dragon pulling down his whole body, the stench that pierced his nose…
It all disappeared when a faint voice was heard.
“Kalix! Kalix… Kalix!”
Kalix marveled, and recognized who the owner of the voice was.
It was Leo as a child.
The terrible illusion disappeared and a peaceful landscape emerged.
A vast landscape of clouds
Leo ran to Kalix, who was lying down comfortably and taking a nap.
“Hey, are you sleeping here alone?”
“What… How did you know I was still here?”
When Kalix responded angrily, Leo smirked and laughed meanly.
“You’re in my team.”
“Yes, yes, the Captain is great.”
“The way you call me Captain is getting a little cheeky.”
Leo then lay down next to Kalix and posed the same way, supporting the back of his head with both hands, and placing one leg over his other knee.
When Kalix was dumbfounded by Leo imitating him, Leo closed his eyes and said with a smile, “Let’s get some rest before the others come. There are no leeches on my team.”
“Isn’t the Captain robbing all my secret places? Stop finding them all, none of them are private anymore. This is all your fault.”
“What a shame! By the way, isn’t it surprising that you also know how to enjoy meditation?”
“Meditation? What’s that? I was just taking a nap.”
“I thought so. What’s a simple child like you doing?”
“Hey you, what did you just say?”
“Did you just call me ‘Hey you’? Call me Captain!”
The warm wind tickled his cheeks and there was a beautiful pink sunset in the sky.
The sound of Leo’s laughter was as clear as the sound of birdsong.
The image gradually faded.
He desperately tried to capture the scene before his eyes, but it disappeared like dust.
At the same time, he felt a dizzy feeling as if the ground was collapsing beneath him.
Leo is dead.
The memory of that day made him realize that fact with the intensity of a lightning strike.
The day it happened, Kalix spent the day doing nothing. He was in such shock that he couldn’t do anything.
When Kalix finally woke up, everything around him was a mess.
His eyes were wet, and his body was covered with bruises from this thrashing.
As the memory of that day came to mind, his heart began to beat violently. It was hard to breathe.
It was then.
Somehow a familiar voice caught his attention.
Slap, slap, slap!
The sudden sound of smacking brought him back to reality quickly.
Slap, slap, slap!
‘Hey, what is going on now?’
When he blinked a few times, he saw Leo looking at him with a pale face…
No, it was Lelia.
She was slapping his cheeks with both of her hands!
“Kalix! Kalix! Kalix! Kalix!”
“Why don’t you stop?”
Kalix clutched Lelia’s hands impatiently.
“Oh! Ahhh, I’m glad… Thank God…”
Lelia licked her lips and began to cry.
Only then did Kalix come to his senses and look around.
‘Oh, it must have been another seizure.’
He felt ashamed at being caught like this.
Kalix clicked his tongue quietly and raised his upper body, which was dripping with sweat.
He nervously wiped off his sweaty forehead.
Then he noticed that his eyes were wet.
‘I can’t believe I cry when I have seizures.’
He wiped the corners of his eyes with reproachful thoughts.
Kalix was about to get up with his eyes turned down, and finally found Lelia sitting next to him.
He was embarrassed.
“Hey, why are you crying?”
Lelia was incredibly sad about Kalix.
At Kalix’s words, she bit her lip and shrugged her shoulders. She tried to hold back her sobbing.
Some may mistake her for someone who lost her whole family during the war.
Kalix patted Lelia on the shoulder with his big hand and she looked up at him in surprise.
Her tearful appearance was like a puppy scolded by its owner.
Lelia realized too late what she must look like, and thought she must look weird.
She sprang to her feet, drove past Kalix, and out of the room at full speed.
Kalix blinked in amazement.
It just felt weird.
‘What… I can’t believe she was crying so much. Do I look like I’m going to die’
‘No, I probably do look that terrible.’
‘I can’t cry that much.’
When Lelia returned to her room, she lay down on the bed and cried.
She was surprised by Kalix, partly because of the dreams that had haunted her for days. She was also responsible for the potential future she had trying to create all alone.
Once she burst into tears, all the tension she had built up broke down and she couldn’t stop it.
Above all, Kalix had looked sad and pitiful, she cried because she had sympathy for him.
Lelia lay motionless for a while longer, looking like a wooden doll.
She didn’t even see the message that had been floating before her eyes for a while.
✧٩(•́⌄•́๑)و ✧ You saved someone in crisis! Acquired the title of ‘A Passing Healer’! 3,000 crystals will be awarded as a reward. (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧
The Next Morning…
Lelia looked at her swollen eyes in the mirror and bowed her head in sorrow.
A small message window flickered in front of her.
Oh! (ಠoಠ)!!! What to do when your eyes swell like a crucian carp? I recommend Potion of the Pufferfish to relieve swelling!( ³⌓³)
[Are you kidding me now…]
Lelia grunted inwardly, but did as Alchemy suggested and took the medicine from her inventory.
It seemed that ‘Help Mode’ was useful in its own way.
It’s like a ‘Beginner’s Guide’.
She was able to relieve some of Kalix pain, so she was sure that it was actually helpful.
Lelia barely calmed her swollen eyes, she took out some pills and went to Kalix’s room.
Kalix opened the door, and looked at Lelia with a curious expression.
She had a rather awkward face.
“This… this is the medicine I gave to you yesterday just in case you don’t know. I thought it might be helpful.”
“What medicine is it?”
“It’s a pain reliever and a sedative.”
At the end of those words, awkward silence descended.
Lelia was feeling shy and left the room without saying a word.
[Did Romeo return?]
She thought so, and it was time for her to snoop around Romeo’s room.
The sound of brisk footsteps could be heard approaching from down the hall.
Turning her head, it was Ruth with a very angry expression.
Ruth approached like an angry bull and grabbed Lelia by the collar.
He looked very furious with his bloodshot eyes.
He was mortified by Lelia.
“Sir Ruth…! What now… Why…!”
That was when.
“Sir Ruth! Release him immediately!”
Someone else was walking this way from down the hall. Lelia glanced around, while grabbing her collar, and it was Cedric and Damian.
[What is this…?]
As the princes approached, Ruth put down his clenched hand as if he couldn’t help it.
He still squeezed his fists in anger and trembled as if he was going to punch Lelia’s face at any moment.
Lelia’s eyes began to darken with worry.
She cleared her throat and looked at the two princes.
Cedric and Damian came close to her, and looked her up and down with a look of disapproval.
Then they made a shocking statement.
“Why the hell does Julianna want this guy to be her fiancé?”
Lelia was so startled that she couldn’t speak properly.
The following words made Lelia even more shocked.
“Come with me, Sir Raymond. His Majesty wants to meet with you.”
“… … !!”
Translator’s note: SERIOUSLY?! Was she ever in love with Ruth?!
Editor’s note: I’m not shocked. Ruth told her to act in a way that attracts women…
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